Megan Ryan, a former Tipperary camogie player, has joined Essendon.
Ryan joins Fermanagh’s Joanne Doonan as the 22nd Irish player in the AFLW this season.
Ryan has lived in Australia since 2019 and played for Broken Hill and North Adelaide in the SAMPLE.
She scored in North Adelaide’s winning Grand Final.
AFLW contract manager Georgia Harvey was thrilled to have Ryan join the Bombers as Jorja Borg’s injury replacement.
“While it’s disappointing for Jorja to miss the season, this is another great opportunity for a player in our inaugural year.”
Meg is a strong and competitive player who recently won the SANFLW Premiership with North Adelaide. We welcome her to the club.
Essendon opens their season on Saturday against Hawthorn, who have Mayo’s Aileen Gilroy and Galway’s Ines McDonagh.